Lakeisha Nicole Holloway, a 24-year-old woman accused of intentionally
driving into a group of pedestrians on the Las Vegas Strip, has been charged
with 71 different felonies in relation to the incident. The charges include
30 counts of attempted murder with use of a deadly weapon, one count of
murder with use of a deadly weapon, dozens of battery counts, and two
counts of child abuse. If convicted of all 71 charges, she could potentially
face more than 1,000 years in prison.
On December 20th, 2015, Holloway allegedly swerved her sedan onto the sidewalk in front
of the Planet Hollywood hotel and casino with her three-year-old daughter
in the backseat, injuring more than 30 people and killing one 32-year-old
woman. The woman killed, Jessica Valenzuela, was vacationing in Las Vegas
in celebration of her 10th wedding anniversary with her husband.
According to authorities, Holloway was homeless and living out of her car
with her child prior to the crash. Toxicology reports following the incident
indicate she was under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash.
She is currently being held without bond in protective custody.
Holloway’s most recent court date on February 4th was forced to be postponed as she was reportedly “screaming in her
cell” and could not be brought into the courtroom due to her unruly
conduct. According to her defense, Holloway plans to plead not guilty
to the charges. Her next scheduled court date is February 18th.
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